Reciprocal Influences Between Parents’ Perceptions of Mother-Child and Father-Child Relationships: A Short-Term Longitudinal Study in Chinese Preschoolers

  title={Reciprocal Influences Between Parents’ Perceptions of Mother-Child and Father-Child Relationships: A Short-Term Longitudinal Study in Chinese Preschoolers},
  author={Xiao Zhang and Huichang Chen},
  journal={The Journal of Genetic Psychology},
  pages={22 - 34}
  • Xiao Zhang, H. Chen
  • Published 29 January 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Genetic Psychology
ABSTRACT To examine the reciprocal influences between mother-child and father-child relationships, the authors analyzed cross-lagged longitudinal data on children's relationships with both parents using a structural equation modeling approach. Mothers and fathers of 100 Chinese preschoolers aged 2–3 years filled in the Child-Parent Relationship Scale (R. Pianta, 1992) across 2 time periods 9 months apart. The results showed stability of mother-child and father-child relationships and… Expand
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